Slapton Sands WWII Memorial

Slapton Sands WWII Memorial


Slapton, United Kingdom (GB)
The entire population of his area was evacuated during WWII. The beach here resembled the beaches of Normandy and became a prime training ground for the invasion.

This is a monument to the population of Slapton that were evacuated.

Slapton Sands, was in 1944 the site of the ill-fated Exercise Tiger. A Sherman tank that was sunk in this action has been recovered and now stands on the road behind the beach at nearby Torcross. Part of Exercise Fabius took place a week after Exercise Tiger on Slapton Sands.
The entire population of his area was evacuated during WWII. The beach here resembled the beaches of Normandy and became a prime training ground for the invasion.

This is a monument to the population of Slapton that were evacuated.

Slapton Sands, was in 1944 the site of the ill-fated Exercise Tiger. A Sherman tank that was sunk in this action has been recovered and now stands on the road behind the beach at nearby Torcross. Part of Exercise Fabius took place a week after Exercise Tiger on Slapton Sands.
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By: kjfitz

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